In the discussions about the future of the mobile, the thesis that "in the end there will be only mobile applications for iOS or Android will remain". The senior product manager at Intercom Hugh Darkin decided to argue with this. He believes that many who talk about this have a personal interest in the survival of native mobile applications.
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statements that the future belongs to native mobile apps, ignore the fact that web browsers and are fast becoming the mobile operating system of the future, and native applications is slowly dying out.
Native applications are good, but not for everything
Of course, native applications are great for certain things. For example, for frequent intensive tasks like communicating with friends, family, and colleagues - what we do every day many times. Applications such as Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, need access to cameras, microphones and directly to the operating system. In this case, the creation of native applications for iOS and Android makes sense.
But do you really need a native installation for any other types of applications? The mobile web and today's browsers can easily cope with almost everything that we may need. Let's not forget that native mobile applications were a temporary solution for short-term connection problems. In the world with 4G and ubiquitous Wi-Fi, these problems no longer exist.
Thanks to the development of opportunities and standards for the mobile web, companies like Patagonia already said goodbye to their native mobile applications.